Wine cup of peach form applied with a branch, its two fruits and a leaf forming the short feet, covered in a cream glaze.

3 5/8 inches, 9.3cm long.

Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640.

Carved leaf-form wood stand.


  • From the de Botton family collection, UK.
  • Another was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 1985, no. 69, p. 34; a related cup of similar date was sold by Christie’s Amsterdam in their auction of Fine and Important Late Ming and Transitional Porcelain, recently recovered from an Asian vessel in the South China Sea by Captain Michael Hatcher, 14th March, 1984, no. 310, p. 53.
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